Growers cannot meet Government trees timeframe without support

The HTA calls on Government to support and engage with the industry so it can have the confidence to invest and meet the 2024 tree planting target. Read more

Who is and who isn't exhibiting at Glee?

Monday's delay to further easing of Covid restrictions till July has boosted confidence that September's Glee will happen as an ‘in person’ event.  See who has booked to exhibit. Read more

New alliance for Franchi and Mr Fothergill’s Seeds

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds announces a new partnership with Italian seed brand, Franchi Sementi and UK based Italian goods supplier, Seeds of Italy for the coming 2022 gardening season Read more

Orders for 2022 furniture is 3X normal levels say Norfolk

Norfolk Leisure says retailer demand at their trade show was 3X normal levels.  They introduced a range of UK designed barbecues and warned of possible delays in Christmas deliveries. Read more

Debbie Waudby and Nick Anderson

CEO reveals Dobbies latest progress

CEO, Graeme Jenkins, outlines Dobbies’ progress, including acquisitions, its migration away from Ocado, little dobbies, a new app and a new apprenticeship scheme. Read more

Woodcote Green at Dusk

Longacres at Bagshot remains open despite Covid cases

Longacres at Bagshot has revealed that some staff have tested positive for Covid-19.  The store remains open and staff are self-isolating. Read more

LOFA warns that freight problems are escalating

With container costs approaching $20,000, LOFA warns that freight problems are escalating and asks if this is due to the greed of shipping lines and if they are colluding to increase prices. Read more

RHS gives go ahead to Hampton Court Show

Following the Prime Ministers delay to further lockdown easing, the RHS has confirmed that Hampton Court and other shows will be going ahead as planned with additional covid safety measures in place. Read more

Sales decrease in second half of May

The HTA’s Market Update shows garden centre sales were up 30% in May but decreased in the second half of the month as Covid restrictions eased. Read more

Green light for new Perrywood garden centre at Sudbury

Planning permission has been granted for Perrywood’s £8-10m plans to build an inspirational new garden centre at the former Wyevale store at Sudbury.  Read more

Bradford Garden Centre secures planning permission

The team at a Bradford garden centre have secured planning approval for a second site as part of their ambitious growth plans. Read more

Members of the team viewing the plans for Tingley

Harrogate Garden Centre is open!

The British Garden Centres Group have officially opened their 58th garden centre this week, located in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  Read more

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